Archive for November, 2009

Rep. Carter Congratulates Lowndes County for Becoming a Certified Work Ready Community

ATLANTA- Yesterday state Representative Amy Carter (D-Valdosta) congratulated Lowndes County for being named one of the six new Certified Work Ready Communities in Georgia. This designation shows that Lowndes County has the skilled workforce that business demands and the educational infrastructure to drive economic growth and prosperity. (more…)

REP. LEVITAS TO FILE BILL TO FIX LOOPHOLE IN SEXUAL ASSAULT LAW

ATLANTA – State Representative Kevin Levitas (D- Atlanta) will pre-file legislation next week to close a loophole in Georgia’s sexual assault law that allows offenders to escape punishment for sexual assault. (more…)

REP. LEVITAS TO FILE STRONG SCHOOL BOARD ETHICS BILL

ATLANTA – State Representative Kevin Levitas (D- Atlanta) will pre-file legislation next week to protect DeKalb County taxpayers and students from conflicts of interest involving school board members. The bill is known as the “DeKalb School Board Transparency Act.” (more…)

REP. LEVITAS TO FILE BILL TO STRENGTHEN CHILD MOLESTATION LAW

ATLANTA – State Representative Kevin Levitas (D- Atlanta) will pre-file legislation next week to strengthen Georgia’s child molestation law by making any forcible act of child molestation an aggravated act subject to stricter punishment. (more…)

REP. LEVITAS TO FILE BILL TO ENHANCE WORKFORCE AND PUBLIC SAFETY

ATLANTA – State Representative Kevin Levitas (D- Atlanta) today pre-filed legislation to protect workers and the public from harm by allowing employers and law enforcement agencies to conduct more thorough background checks of job applicants. (more…)